Fujifilm X100V Review: Full Coverage and Hands On Video

Versatile, volant, and viable, the black Fujifilm X100V blends impressive imaging capabilities all while perfecting specs for any street photographer.

Fujifilm X100V Review - Girl holding camera up to face.


This camera is extremely popular. So much so that they're heavily back-ordered with no estimate of when they may be fully back in stock. Might we suggest reading about the Fujifilm XT5, the more dynamic X-S20, or our entire roundup of the best Fujifilm cameras?

Looking at the pics like... :)

Gorgeous exterior that looks like true vintage.

Small enough to fit in the jacket pocket.

To Know:

Versatile, volant, and viable, the black Fujifilm X100V is the fifth generation of the X100 series, blending impressive imaging capabilities, a distinct design with an apt prime wide-angle lens, and a flexible feature-set to suit an array of shooting needs. Utilizing a proven and well-regarded APS-C-format 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor, the X100V is capable of high-resolution recording and support for DCI/UHD 4K video, sensitivity from ISO 160-12800, and continuous shooting up to 11 fps with the mechanical shutter. The BSI design of the sensor affords reduced noise and greater overall clarity and is paired with the X-Processor 4 to achieve fast performance and improved responsiveness.

What We Love:

There are not many features I don’t love about this camera. Fuji is no stranger to incredible JPEGs straight from the sensor’s source, making it easy for edits on the fly. The flip-up screen is a game changer for those wishing to shoot from the hip while capturing the streets. Its 23mm F/2.0 fixed lens works swimmingly for shooting lifestyle imagery since it actually turns into a 35mm equivalent on a full-frame sensor (important to note that the 100V is a cropped mirrorless sensor!). Designed for higher resolution, lower distortion, and improved close focus performance, this lens is a significant upgrade from the design used on previous X100 cameras while maintaining the same overall size and compatibility with legacy WCL/TCL conversion lenses and retaining its internal ND filter that now features 4 stops.

The Details:

Brand: Fujifilm

Camera Type: Mirrorless

Lens Used: 23mm F/2.0 Fixed Lens (35mm Equivalent on a Full-Frame Sensor)

Best For: Street scenes, wide angle portraits, lifestyle images, Instagram sponsored posts, short GIFs made with its video capabilities, and on-the-go captures.

Buy Fuji X100V

A jacket pocket sized vintage-inspired camera that was, quite literally, made with the street photographer in mind.

This camera was, quite literally, made for street photography. Its clean color profile, delicious film emulators, and vintage exterior shell proved to me that this tool is more than just ordinary. I have boasted about my X100F in the past and felt compelled to upgrade after toying with this bad boy. With its flip-up screen, you can fully shoot at the hip while roaming the streets for an even more discrete feel within your street photography. The X100F became more difficult to shoot over time because I’d have to bring it up to my eye, and my subjects would feel and look uncomfortable. I don’t want weary faces when they see me taking a picture — I want to capture what they looked like before they saw my camera. The flip-up screen also showcases a live preview of selected settings, making it easy to change your ISO and shutter speed on the go manually. Best part? You can fit this inside your jacket pocket, perfectly snug against your body for a low-profile silhouette.

The images are as sharp as can be, truly incredible JPEG files straight out of the camera. While the X100V is not new to FujiFilm’s fun film stock emulators, it has varied options for those who prefer a subtle look or a dramatic vibe. Its f/2.0 is as sharp as a small camera can take — tack sharp. This has been dramatically updated from Fujifilm’s X models’ previous specs, boasting an evermore apparent reason to add this puppy to your camera bag.

Let’s address an elephant in the room — you won’t buy this for video. While it does shoot 4K at 30FPS, it doesn’t shoot at 24FPS, which is the preferred speed for a more cinematic look. If you want to grab just a few shots on your day out shooting, you can do so, and it’ll look creamy, but I wouldn’t shoot an entire production on the 100V. There are better, more preferred options, like Fuji’s X-T4.

  • 90 Degree Flip Up Screen: The camera includes a flip-up screen that encourages street photographers to shoot at the hip while on the go.
  • X-Processor 4 Image Processor: Gorgeous colors straight from the camera allow users to regain their trust in the JPEG.
  • Aesthetically Pleasing: Fuji rocks the sexy vintage shell, unlike any other brand, making it easy to add this to your camera shelf back home.
  • Not For Video: While the video is passable and does an excellent job for hobbyists, I wouldn’t suggest his being a camera for a professional.
  • The Colors: The log-profile screen grabs from the video seem almost too good to be true; they boast natural colors and realistic detail. Beautiful straight out of the camera.

Rich colors that come straight from the JPEG file.

Taylor smiling in front of a window with gorgeous highlights.

Handles dynamic range well.

Perfect for swiping shots on the go from the hip.

Capture on the fly with lots of grand detail.

Background motion is top notch.

Lazy birds out the window.

In Detail

The X100V features a new 23mm F2.0 lens to ensure every detail from its sensor has been resolved beautifully. Designed for higher resolution, lower distortion, and improved close-focus performance — this lens is a pretty significant upgrade from the design used on previous X100 cameras. It maintains the same overall size and compatibility with legacy conversion lenses but also retains its internal ND filter, which now features 4 stops. It’s a brand-new camera that fits in our pocket, looks sexy, and proves its specs are worth a change of pace.

Handles sunny highlights like a champ.

Look at the shadow... :)

Always underexpose street images for better post processing.

Shoot up close, or far away. Either works for the 23mm lens.

What It Has:

  • Lens Cap
  • Hot Shoe Cover
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Metal Strap Clip
  • Clip Attaching Tool
  • Protective Cover
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

What It Captures:

  • 4K at 30FPS
  • Varied Film Stock Emulators
  • Excellent JPEGS
  • Street Photography Scenes
  • Lifestyle Images


  • 26.1MP APS-C X-Trans BSI CMOS 4 Sensor
  • X-Processor 4 Image Processor
  • Fujinon 23mm f/2 Lens
  • Hybrid 0.52x OVF with 3.69m-Dot OLED EVF
  • FUJIFILM X100V Digital Camera (Black)
  • FUJIFILM NP-W126S Li-Ion Battery Pack
  • USB Type-A to USB Type-C Cable

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